Sara Diamond

Learning from the Animals: Code Zebra

Date 3/18/02

Affiliation Artist & Curator, Banff New Media Insitute, Banff


CodeZebra is an interactive software and performance environment engaged with current debates in art and science. It enables cross-disciplinary dialogue and exploration using visualization, language games and role play. CodeZebra is predicated on an ongoing and increasingly fertile seduction between the apparently separate, but related species of art and science. CodeZebra explores aesthetics, improvisation, emotion and analysis. It is "site evolutionary": CodeZebra adapts the context, language, and movement grammar of its location.


Sara Diamond is a television and new media producer/director, video artist, curator, critic, and teacher. She is the Executive Producer for Television and New Media and the Artistic Director of Media and Visual Arts at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is also Adjunct Professor of Media Design at UCLA. Her videotapes are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Canada.

At Banff, Diamond leads research in collaborative work and creativity, visualization tools, authoring software, music and 3D imaging. She is Principle Investigator on the Human Centered Interface Project (ASRA), Out of the Box (SSHRC) and Code Zebra (Langlois/Canada Council). Sara lectures internationally and is currently co-editing several publications about art and science.

-- As of 3/18/02

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